Funding allocations and performance management for FE providers

Provides performance management rules, guidance on the funding claims process and funding year contract values.


All colleges, employers, and training organisations that receive education and training funds from the Skills Funding Agency must abide by the performance management rules.

In this guide, you will find:

  • performance management rules
  • guidance on the funding claims process
  • funding allocations - contract values, which are updated during the funding year, following any performance-management actions

SFA performance management and quality

These rules apply to all providers of education and training who receive funding from the Skills Funding Agency.

The performance management rules for 2016 to 2017 are included within the funding rules for the year.

  1. Minimum standards 2015 to 2016
  2. SFA funding agreements: 2014 to 2017

SFA funding claims

The funding claims documents are relevant to all providers who are completing a funding claim return for:

  • adult skills budget
  • discretionary learner support and advanced learner loans bursary
  • community learning

SFA growth request

Use this form to request an increase to your financial year contract values for periods 1 to 12 (August 2016 to July 2017).

SFA funding allocations

The SFA publishes funding values for colleges, training organisations, local authorities and employers with a contract .

Published 25 February 2014
Last updated 4 August 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added link to the apprenticeship grant for employers allocation adjustment request form.
  2. SFA growth request form added - allows providers to request an increase to financial year contract value for periods 1 to 8 (August 2014 to March 2015).
  3. The 2014 to 2015 funding year contract values have now been published.
  4. First published.